The Teaching Ambassador program is highly competitive and allows teachers who have demonstrated leadership, communication skills and education policy insight to work with the Department on a full or part time basis. By including teachers in policy decisions through this program, the Department includes the stakeholders with the most direct interaction with students.
The program is designed to give teachers insights into Department policy that they can then take back to their schools. Teaching Ambassadors are intended to facilitate discussion and conversation about Department policies and how they affect students, teachers and schools across the country. Through three separate year long courses, the Teaching Ambassador program provides a variety of ways for teachers to get involved.
During the 2013-2014 program, the fellowship will focus on the U.S. Department of Education’s key policy priorities, focusing in particular on educational opportunities and effective teachers from early childhood to career. The program offers two paid positions:
- The Washington Fellowship is a full time appointment by which fellows participate in and inform policy discussions at the U.S. Department of Education Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
- The Classroom Fellowship is a part time appointment by which fellows, in addition to their chief work as teachers, share information with other teachers and facilitate policy discussions at the local, regional and state level.
For more information, on the application process, please click here. The deadline for this process is January 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST.